- Pastor Phil Callaway tells of driving his five-year-old son past a local cemetery. Of course, five-year-olds sometimes have an interesting perspective on things. Noticing a large pile of dirt beside a newly excavated grave, the boy pointed and said: "Look, Dad, one got out!" Calloway laughed at the time. But, he writes, ". . . every time I pass a graveyard, I'm reminded of the One who got out." (2) Surprise!
- ("One of the many inspiring stories coming out of the Armenian tragedy is the account of a certain father. When the earthquake struck his village, this man raced to the school where his son was a student. There was no school building in sight, only a shapeless heap of rubble..." and several other illustrations)
- ("In Russia, a few years back, a railway worker accidentally locked himself into a refrigerator car. Unable to escape or to attract any attention to his plight, he resigned himself to his fate. As he felt his body becoming numb, he took a pencil out of his pocket and recorded the story of his approaching death. Here's what he scribbled on the walls of the car: "I am becoming colder... still colder...")
- ("Easter egg hunts are part of our most beloved childhood memories, even though they have very little to do with the real Easter. Or do they? Coloring eggs; that sweet smell of vinegar; getting those same six colors all over fingers, clothes, and countertops year after year. Then getting up early enough to compete against brothers and sisters to find the most baskets of eggs and goodies...")
- ("This year the International Air Guitar Championships were held in Denmark. Contestants "played" before huge crowds, screaming devoted fans, and enjoyed World Wide Web exposure. The Air Guitar games are dedicated to world peace...")